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HELICOPTER TECHNOLOGY CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE 2019

SMi’s Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2019 conference is returning for its fourth successful year to Prague, Czech Republic on the 22nd and 23rd May 2019. Our past Helicopter Technology...

An interactive Illustration to Understand Ship Visual Landing Aids (Lights)

Click on the image for interactive illustration Helicopter Visual Approach System – or ‘HELIVAS’ as it is known...

Helicopter Crash on board USS Ronald Reagan

A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan...

Russian Navy Vostok-2018 Exercise Activities

A strike group of the Pacific Fleet warships headed by the Varyag guided-missile cruiser has conducted drills with two units of small corvette anti-submarine...

Indian Naval Aviation

On 25 August, India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the start of negotiations for the procurement of 111 light naval utility and 24 Lockheed...

The US State Department has approved a possible SALE to the...

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Netherlands of 106 MK 54 torpedo conversion kits. The US Defense...

The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth OPV “Audaz”

The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ship "Audaz" in a ceremony in San Fernando on July 27. The ceremony was...

Mexico Cancels US Maritime Helicopter Order

Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. Speaking to Mexican...

Japan seeking to buy newest US-made unmanned helicopter

Japan is considering an acquisition of MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter developed by the Northrop Grumman to operate from its new Izumo-class amphibious assault...

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF arrived Saudi Arabia for Regional Maritime Security...

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visited Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia),during first Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) deployment instituted recently by the Pakistan Navy. The...

Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test and Evaluation complete

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the...

The Indonesian Navy will cease deployments of its BO-105 utility helicopters...

The Indonesian Navy will cease deployments of its BO-105 utility helicopters in the Middle East after concerns were raised over the aircraft’s ability to...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. Japan will send its large...

U.S.Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to...

U.S.Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing The U.S. Navy bought its first CMV-22 Ospreys for use as carrier onboard...

Algeria and Russia have signed an agreement to acquire four Project...

Algeria and Russia have signed an agreement to acquire four Project 22160-class patrol ships worth a total value of $ 180 million. The agreement...

HMS OCEAN, UK’s largest warship was decommissioned

UK's largest warship was decommissioned by the Queen Elizabeth in special ceremony in Plymouth on Mar 27. HMS Ocean, or the Mighty O, as she...

CTF 150 NETS AN ENORMOUS DRUGS HAUL IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

International assets from Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), teamed up in a counter drugs operation in the...

The French Navy will reportedly retire the last of its Alouette...

The French Navy will reportedly retire the last of its Alouette III light helicopters after more than 55 years of service and at least...

Leonardo was awarded OCEAN 2020 program of European Defence Agency

Leonardo to lead OCEAN2020 program, the first and most important EU Defence Agency research tender for naval surveillance technology Leonardo was awarded the most important...

The French DGA has awarded a contract for technology development in...

The French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval...

Second drug haul in a week as HMAS Warramunga seizes $181...

Second drug haul in a week as HMAS Warramunga seizes $181 million of illegal narcotics Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga, with support from a...

Brazil announce purchase of HMS Ocean for £84 million

Brazil announce purchase of HMS Ocean for £84 million Brazil defence community has confirmed the purchase of British helicopter carrier HMS Ocean. The first group of...

The Philippine Navy to receive AW-159 “Wildcat” anti-submarine helicopters

The Philippine Navy will receive three Israeli-built Spike ER (extended range) missile systems and two brand-new AgustaWestland AW-159 “Wildcat” anti-submarine helicopters this year. Philippines’ Department...

Japan Considers Refitting Helicopter Carrier For Stealth Fighters 

Japan is considering refitting the Izumo helicopter carrier so that it can land U.S. Marines F-35B stealth fighters, government sources said on Tuesday (Dec...

HMS Ocean arrives home after NATO and humanitarian relief operations

Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean arrived in Devonport on Dec 19, after today's forecast of thick fog brought her final operational homecoming forward...

Russian Navy Ka-29 Helicopter Tested Aboard Project 11711 Landing Ship

The Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship (LST landing ship tank) Ivan Gren built by the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia continues...

Indian Navy to Buy 24 Multi-role Helicopters for Anti-submarine Warfare Operations

The Indian Navy is moving a proposal to buy 24 multi-role helicopters for an approximate $1.8 billion (INR 12,000 Crore) to be deployed for...

Italy orders eight more AW139s for SAR and security operations

Leonardo announced today further orders for its AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter for public service and security operations in Italy, with contracts for eight...

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther...

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order...

USS Coronado Returns to San Diego

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 returned home from an 18-month deployment, Dec....

Seahawk flies into history

The Royal Australian Navy has marked the end of an era by handing over the last of its S‑70B-2 Seahawk "Bravo" helicopters to the...

HMAS Newcastle returned to her home port of Fleet Base East,...

HMAS Newcastle returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, on Dec 3, following a six-month deployment to the Middle East region. Minister...

Pakistan finalizing deals of T129 Helicopter and MILGEM corvettes with Turkey.

Pakistan finalizing deals of T129 Helicopter and MILGEM corvettes with Turkey. Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain paid an official two-day visit...

Search ends for Sailors in C-2A crash

 The U.S. Navy ceased search and rescue operations at 10:00 a.m. Japan Standard Time on Nov. 24 for three Sailors not immediately recovered after...

EU NAVFOR’S Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates. 

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler,...

BAE Systems has been awarded a modified contract to complete the...

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc. has been awarded a modified contract to complete the fitting out availability process for the USS Portland...

Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet has received six new Ka-29 helicopters

Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet has received six new Ka-29 modernized ship-borne combat transport helicopters which underwent scheduled repair at JSC Kumertauskoe aviation manufacturing facility. The...

Predator B Used in Successful Anti-Submarine Warfare Demonstration

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Predator B used in successful anti-submarine warfare demonstration. The remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines,...